How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?

By Lindsey Steer

This past semester, I got really into The Sound of Music…and I’m not ashamed to say it.

I was taking a film analysis class during the spring and noticed The Sound of Music on our syllabus for week number two. My professor introduced the film by saying, “You’re all probably wondering why we’re going to be analyzing The Sound of Music; it’s because when adjusted for inflation, The Sound of Music is the most successful film in cinematic history…and we need to know why.”

I live for this stuff.

Photo by Bruno Soares

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